Time Out says
Posted: Tue Jan 29 2013
Well groomed and with a rather chic new bar, the Almeida Theatre turns out thoughtfully crafted theatre for grown-ups. Under artistic director Michael Attenborough it has drawn top directors like Howard Davies and Richard Eyre, and premières from the likes of Stephen Adly Guirgis, though its current output is more of a conservative pleasure than it was in the groundbreaking 1980s. Variously housing reading rooms, a Victorian Music Hall and a Salvation Army Citadel, the Almeida Theatre has had a rich past, but is particularly associated with its now-defunct annual season of new opera commissions, Almeida Opera. These came to an end in 2007, though summers still see a short programme of contemporary opera, music and theatre and Almeida Opera (the company) continues to tour nationally.
What's on at Almeida Theatre
Off-West End, Drama
- Rating: 5/5
- Critics' choice
‘But now I’ll rise to how things have to be/The Queen is dead, long live the King. That’s me.’So sayeth Charles Windsor at the start of this extraordinary new play from Mike Bartlett, a meaty, hilarious, dizzyingly audacious state of the nation political...
Off-West End, Experimental theatre, Drama
Anne Washburn's post-apocalyptic avant-drama was the leftfield hit in New York theatre circles last year. And now Rupert Goold has snapped its UK premiere up for the Almeida as Robert Icke directs 'Mr Burns', which is set in a future America where a group...